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2013 Mammo Man ‘crowned’ during Sprinkle Pink event

There was a ‘pink’ happening in Stevensville on Friday night. Sprinkle Pink, the Aid for Mammography fundraising event that is happening throughout the Bitterroot Valley made a stop in Stevensville, and while the intent was to raise funds and awareness for early detection through mammography, something a little deeper was also happening – an awareness…

Hospital donates to student athletics

  By Michael Howell The sports physical exam program sponsored by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital drew 271 student athletes who paid $25 each for their physical examinations. The exams are required to participate in school athletics. What makes the program unique is that the doctors donate their time and the exam fee is returned to…

Spirit of the historic creamery lives on with new building owners

  Following yet another successful Creamery Picnic in Stevensville, it seems only fitting to re-introduce the Creamery Building and its new owners, Carrie and Brett McEnroe-Mauri. The first Creamery Picnic was held in 1911 following a devastating fire. A successful community-wide effort to rebuild the razed structure was completed in a single month on August…

Stevensville landmark home revitalized as law office

    By Michael Howell Stevensville Attorney Kenneth Bransby has taken an old house that sat empty on the town’s Main Street for years and turned it into a first class law office. The house, built in 1900, did not exactly fit the needs of his business but it does now after six months of…

Cooper Firearms – their aim is true

  By Eric Brockett Along time ago in Southern Illinois, I remember sitting on a log with my grandfather out in the woods before light. We were squirrel hunting. One of the things that makes this memory so special, other than listening for the sound of acorns dropping from the trees that the squirrel chewed…

Stoneydale Press Publishing Company – built on a solid foundation

By Eric Brockett When one builds a house it is critical to have a strong foundation, such as stone or concrete. This type of foundation will support whatever is built above to weather storms and/or the difficult times that might lie ahead.  Dale and Patricia Burk, owners of the Stoneydale Press Publishing Company in Stevensville,…

Local veteran selected for ‘The Mission Continues’ fellowship

On Friday, July 19, Tim Peterson, First Sergeant, USMC (Ret), shipped out to Saint Louis, Missouri for a 3-day orientation and swearing in with The Mission Continues. The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit service organization that empowers post 9/11 veterans to serve their country in new ways. It was founded by Eric Greitens, a…

Varner to retire after 49 years

By Jean Schurman  When she was 18 years old and just graduating from Victor High School, all Myna Anderson wanted to do was to marry her best friend and boyfriend, Buck Varner. They were married in July of 1961. She didn’t have plans to become a secretary, in fact had never taken any of the…

Reutlinger is Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

By Jean Schurman Bob Reutlinger will be the grand marshal of the 93rd annual Corvallis Memorial Day parade. The World War II veteran, who plans on wearing his uniform, is very honored to have been selected. The parade will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10 a.m. Reutlinger, a member of the Corvallis American…

Author with Montana roots publishes novel

Several years ago a university professor gave an assignment to his class to write a poem and turn it in the next week. One disgruntled young man said, “I’m not going to do that. I’m no poet.” The professor replied, “How do you know what you are? You’re not finished yet.” Last year 81-year-old Duane…